The Skiing Industry in France

The Skiing Industry in France

The skiing industry in France has a long history and it was the site of the first winter Olympic Games when Chamonix hosted the first event. It was a lot different from what happens today with there being no alpine skiing, but already the tradition of partaking in winter sports was already strong in the country.

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The History of Snowboarding

The History of Snowboarding

Snowboarding is both a recreational activity and an Olympic event. It was developed in the 1960s as a combination of sledding, skateboarding skiing and surfing and in 1998 it became an Olympic sport. It first emerged when an American engineer wanted to invent a new toy for his daughter. He did this by attaching two skis together and attaching a rope. The success was so great that he patented it in and it was dubbed the “snurfer”, selling over a million of them over the next decade.

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The History of the Winter Olympics and Other World Events

The History of the Winter Olympics and Other World Events

The Winter Olympic Games are for all sports on snow and ice and are held every four years. Today they are organized to run in the intervening years between the Summer Olympic Games. The 2018 Winter Olympics have just taken place in South Korea and the next Summer Olympics are scheduled to take place in 2020 in Tokyo.

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The History of Ski Jumping

The History of Ski Jumping

Ski Jumping has been part of the winter Olympic Games Longer than slalom and downhill. It was first introduced in 1924, with the first world championship starting the following year in 1925. The first jumping competitions were recorded to have taken place in Norway in 1805 and Olaf Rye won with a jump of just over 9.5 meters. Since this event the Nordic countries has seen the competition as their very own and the sport is followed with greater passion in these nations that the other skiing events.

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The History of Skiing

The History of Skiing

Skiing appears to be the most modern of sports. It is surrounded by the newest gadgets and modern technology, yet people have been skiing for literally thousands of years. There is evidence that people in China were able to ski as far back as 10,000 years ago. The methods of skiing have changed remarkably since the early times, but the reality is that snow has been a part of the planet from the beginning of time and man has always proved adept at living a wide variety of surroundings.

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